Fantastic Beasts and How to Slay Them: Puffskein

I go back and forth on whether or not I want a pet. I like visiting people who own pets. It’s not that I don’t want the commitment, it’s just that I’m not sure what kind of pet I would like. I think I’m more of a dog person, my wife prefers cats, my daughter would probably be happier with something smaller…

What I am sure of, is that I would not want a Puffskein as a pet. I get that wizards may want a magical critter as their companion, but a ball of fluff with an impossibly long, searching tongue can politely stay out of my house.


Not an ‘encounter’ creature, in any shape or form. This is a little fluff-ball children throw around, after all. No, this is a pet for your adventurers and NPCs, or a very wimpy but comical familiar.

I’m sure some of your players will find the Puffskein more adorable than gross, and could possibly put the creepy-feeling tongue to good use on their adventures.

Not me though. It may be fluffy, but that spooled, nose-tickling tongue can stay far away.

Thank You For Reading

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Author: Rufus Scott

I am a long term Gamer, a full-time History Teacher and a part-time geek. I enjoy writing about the positive aspects of gaming, especially when it comes to education. My posts are sometimes nostalgic, occasionally irrelevant, largely meant to provoke further discussion. I'll sometimes punctuate these whimsical ramblings with a random comment on gaming and/or teaching.

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